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verb end pronunciation in British English /end/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleending
past tenseended
past participleended
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to reach a final point
    The marriage ended after only 11 months.
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    1. a.
      used for talking about a road or path
      The narrow lane ended abruptly in a farmyard.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to make something reach its final point
    the peace treaty that ended the war
    A back injury effectively ended his career seven years ago.
    I’d like to end my speech by thanking the people who made this conference possible.
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  3. 3
    [transitive] to reach the final point of a period of time while in a particular place or state
    The Dow Jones Index ended the day 15 points up on yesterday’s close.
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